Former India captain and coach Anil Kumble in contrast the fight against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic to the “second innings” of an intense Test match the place folks can’t afford to let their guard down.
The coronavirus outbreak has wreaked havoc, claiming over 2,76,000 lives to date whereas infecting greater than 4 million folks.
Among different issues, the unprecedented well being disaster has additionally introduced sport to a standstill, resulting in cancellation and postponement of a number of occasions, together with the Tokyo Olympics and European Football Championships and the Indian Premier League.
“If we have to fight this coronavirus pandemic, we need to be in this together. It’s like a Test match. Cricket Test matches are of five days but this has been longer,” Kumble mentioned in a video posted on his Twitter account.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) May 9, 2020
“Cricket Test matches are only two innings each, but this can be even more. So don’t be complacent that we had a slender lead in the first innings because the second innings can be really rough.” “We have to win this battle, it cannot be won just by a first-innings lead, we need to win this battle by registering an outright victory,” he added.
The novel coronavirus outbreak has pressured the federal government to implement a nationwide lockdown since March 24 with an purpose to flatten the curve of the lethal illness that has led to greater than 59,000 optimistic instances and near 2,000 deaths within the nation.
The former leg-spinner thanked all of the well being care staff and others who’re going on with their work so that everybody else can keep protected at house.
“I take this opportunity to thank all the corona warriors, be it the doctors, nurses, the attenders, the sanitation workers, volunteers, the government workers, officers, police. All of you have been doing a great job,” Kumble mentioned.
“They have been great, selfless. They are at risk taking care of patients, so hats off to them,” he added.